A Level Physical Education will develop your knowledge an understanding of the scientific and socio-cultural factors that underpin physical activity, and equip you with skills to be a capable performer or coach.
Topics covered can include:
You will need: Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths Grade 6-6 or above in GCSE Combined Science, or grade 6 or above in GCSE PE plus grade 5-5 or above in GCSE Combined Science One further GCSEs at grade 4 or aboveIn addition, you *must* also play, or coach, a sport competetively - a full list of eligible sports from the DfE is available here.If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.We recommend studying another science subject, such as Biology, Chemistry, Psychology or Physics, alongside PE.
Assessment is 30% practical and 70% theory, with two examinations worth 35% each.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.